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Pet Peeves

Telemarketers, Listen Up. I've Finally Had It!

Laurie Levy | Posted 08.24.2015 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

Harris, C: Stop Calling Me. You called six times on Saturday, starting at 7:00 a.m. I called you back and told you DO NOT CALL ME AGAIN. EVER. NOT INTERESTED. Did that stop you? Not at all. On Sunday you called several times. My husband picked up once to figure out who you were.

Why This 92-Year-Old Hates Being Called 'Senior'

Phyllis Sues | Posted 08.14.2015 | Fifty
Phyllis Sues

To ignite my creative juices the word senior would not have a chance. The term senior is just not a word, idea or term in my vocabulary. I associate senior with elderly, sedentary, disabled signs on autos, walkers and nursing homes.

9 Things Your Hair Colorist Wishes You'd Stop Doing

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 08.06.2015 | Style

The relationship we all have with our hair colorist is one of the most intimate we have outside of our family and friends. We trust them to conce...

The Parking Pet Peeve That Drives Me Nuts

Al DeLuise | Posted 08.06.2015 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

Everyone has those events in life that trigger our anger, or disgust; those things that people in society do that simply piss us off. My all-time winner is when someone parks in a handicapped parking spot who is obviously not handicapped.

7 Pet Peeves of Highly Successful People

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

The book's first habit is "be proactive." That means you're in charge, and you're the creator. When you act like you aren't responsible for your life, you shift the blame to external sources like your parents, your boss or even the weather.

Why Bridal Showers Should Be A Thing Of The Past

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 07.02.2015 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

So what's the deal with the bridal shower? Today, bridal showers are totally superfluous and 'mostly joyless' (a recent description from my good friend who attended one the other day) events. It's not about the love -- it's just about getting more 'stuff'. It's defunct and it's totally lame.

17 Cringeworthy Words That Are Almost Worse Than 'Moist'

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.12.2015 | Fifty

Some words and phrases are like music to the ears -- and others, like nails on a chalkboard. If words like "moist" gross you out, you're not alone. It...

These Things Are Making Your Yoga Instructors Lose Their Zen

The Huffington Post | HuffPost Live | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living

Yoga instructors Dionne Monsanto, Quentin Vennie and Susanna Harwood Rubin join HuffPost Live to talk about the things that students do to make them l...

6 Must-Know Etiquette Rules For Changing Times

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.18.2015 | Fifty

The times, they are a'changing. And with those changes come adjustments to our social behaviors and what we define as rude. By the time you're 50, you...

Slurping Soup, Snapping Gum Ranked Among People's Biggest Audio Pet Peeves

The Daily Meal | Posted 05.13.2015 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Do you suffer from misophonia? If the words above made you cringe, the answer is probably yes

10 Things That Really Make My Head Explode

Jill Robbins | Posted 05.09.2015 | Fifty
Jill Robbins

when a friend challenged me to write down my 'Top 10 List of Pet Peeves,' I thought I'd struggle to come up with 10. I was so wrong. I've got 10. I could even get to 11. I could probably get to 'eleven-teen,' the mythical number my son uses when counting.

A Sydney Sider's Guide Dos and Don'ts When Dining Out

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Tip? If you're comfortable with your partner and know what they want, it's probably considered as thoughtful. If it's your first date and you're ordering for her/him, you may come off as a "know it all."

You'll Laugh At Every Deal Breaker In This 'Pet Peeve Love Story'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.21.2015 | Comedy

Roses are red, Violets are blue, Valentine's Day is long gone, And those "funny quirks" are starting to irritate you. POYKPAC Comedy's "Amélie"...

The Urban Slang Words That Drive Me Absolutely Cray Cray

Jill Robbins | Posted 04.02.2015 | Fifty
Jill Robbins

When someone says 'epic fail' I think of a disaster of, well, epic proportions. Major stuff. Nuclear accidents, plague, locusts. Certainly not the barista forgetting to make your double-shot Venti a skinny or Chick-fil-A being closed on Sunday.

Yagana Shah

5 Bad Behaviors From The Past That Are Now Totally Common

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.26.2015 | Fifty

We love our smartphones, tablets, apps and whatnot, but we have to admit, we've noticed technology has made the world a slightly ruder place. Stores n...

13 Rules of Gym Etiquette for 2015

Jill S. Brown | Posted 03.06.2015 | Los Angeles
Jill S. Brown

Get ready for the swarm at your favorite gym or fitness studio. For those of you just starting out or restarting on your fitness quest, here are a few rules of etiquette to keep you from being "that guy/girl" at the gym or studio.

Yagana Shah

The 6 Most ANNOYING Christmas Songs Ever

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.24.2014 | Fifty

The countdown is on... we're merely hours away from Christmas, presents and gorging on our favorite holiday foods. While there's no doubt the holidays...

Fun With Telemarketers

Roz Warren | Posted 02.13.2015 | Fifty
Roz Warren

After spending five minutes of my life that I'll never get back again trying to politely get rid of a slick-talking dude who'd phoned, intent upon selling me seasons tickets to the opera, I asked my Facebook pals "What's the best way to deal with telemarketers?"

Why I Think Customer Service Is Worse Than Ever

Tom Cramer | Posted 01.29.2015 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Since October, I've been trying to find a company that can fix something in my home, before it got too cold. It was easy to find companies that would sell all new equipment and install. However, I am looking for someone who would also provide estimates for repair, as I believe the largest and most expensive components are salvageable; it's the supporting pieces that are in disrepair.

Do 'Elderly Crossing Signs' Discriminate Against Older People?

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.17.2014 | Fifty

Do elderly pedestrians in the U.K. really need a sign warning drivers that they are in the vicinity? Ros Altman, the British government's older worker...

Business Etiquette: 10 Office Pet Peeves

Diane Gottsman | Posted 12.28.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

If you spend most of your week in an office environment, you probably know that working closely with colleagues can be a productive, rewarding experience. You also know that their quirks, bad habits, and thoughtlessness can slowly drive you insane.

3 Things All Restaurants Should Stop Doing Now

RB Bronson | Posted 12.11.2014 | Fifty
RB Bronson

In case you didn't come to this conclusion on your own, I'm the sort of guy who's always looking for signs that the world is coming to an end. Or at least civilization as we know it. I'm sorry, but I need to pass on this latest nugget, suggesting that maybe the end has already arrived.

50 Shades Of Shame-Worthy Behaviors Beyond Airline Passengers

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.03.2014 | Fifty

"Modern Family" editor Ryan Case live-tweeted about being seated behind the world's worst passenger ever -- and the story went viral, proving again th...

5 Exercises This Personal Trainer Won't Do

Sarah Klein | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Klein

Some exercises may not deliver the results you'd expect, and others could actually hurt you. Here are five workouts I stay away from.

National Punctuation Day: Make a Dash For It!

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 11.24.2014 | Fifty
Bonni Brodnick

Do you ever wonder what life would be like without punctuation? Days would run into nights into months into years into centuries into millennia. It would be like having streets and avenues with no traffic lights. Summer clothes would be worn in winter and vice versa.